Count All the Votes!

By Lee Speigel

Feb 17, 2008 8:16pm

It’s like the Florida recount, but in Harlem.

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., was shortchanged hundreds of votes in several largely African American precincts in New York City, the New York Post reports.

Eighty election districts in New York City didn’t record a single vote for Obama. Thousands for Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and hundreds for former No. Carolina Sen. John Edwards, somehow did.

As the New York Times reports, in one largely black district in Brooklyn, the initial tally was 118 to 0, a Clinton sweep. A review showed the actual result was 118 for Clinton, 116 to Obama.

Officials are blaming it on human error.

Human error that somehow almost entirely worked against Obama.

I’m certain Clinton and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., will get right on the case!

– jpt

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